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04/24/03

Buckner's Family Speaks

Ashleigh Moore's mother had a boyfriend, Bobby Buckner. He's not officially a suspect in the 12-year-old's disappearance, but he has a police record for child molestation and statutory rape and is in jail.

His family is speaking out, defending him. His sister, Seanay Buckner, says he had nothing to do with the disappearance and that the girl's mother knew all about him.

"They've been together between five to seven years now," she said. "Why wait till now to do something, if he did something to her daughter, why would he wait until now?"

Police arrested Buckner Saturday on probation violations. He was the last known person to see Ashleigh and the first person to report her missing.

Reported by: Elizabeth Garcia, egarcia@wtoc.com

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